Tuesday, May 24, 2016



Strawberry Sponge cake
We are back to baking lessons after our Japan trip.  She has just bought a Kitchen Aid and we were happy to test it out and very satisfied with the results too.

Tall and soft sponge cakes....

Learned how to whisk whipping cream and to decorate the sponge cake.

testing her creativity.... 

Alright, I gave her a Pass......hehehe

As we were doing sponge cake, taught her how to make a swiss roll too.

Spreading kaya 

don't waste the extra cream, so spread it on too... and it does taste delicious not too sweet.

roll and roll 

 I am still sorting out the photos from my Japan trip so be patient.

Monday, May 9, 2016



Tomorrow we will flying back to KL so this was our last day for us to do some shopping.

Saw this Pancake Parlour sign along the way.  
I recall the first time I came here.  There was a neon signboard in the premises and suddenly there was loud cheering and music as the sign lit up and the animation was tossing a pancake race!  Wonder if they still have it.

Chadstone Shopping mall...  one of the largest shopping mall in Australia. 

vending machine for baby uses 

Little Audrey with daddy go shopping.
That night, Bill and Vicky had reserved dinner for us at a authentic Greek restaurant 

The mezes: Eggplant, Salmon  and Tzatziki (cucumber and yogurt) dips with the crudites and bread. These had us eating almost non-stop... delicious

Fried Fish (whitebait or anchovy?) with just a squeeze of lemon juice. 

Grilled Octopus with just lemon juice, olive oil and herbs - texture is not chewy at all. Soak up the juices with more bread...... yum.  
We have another appetiser (forgot to take a  photo of it )- Greek Fried Cheese and it is served in the small frying pan. Normally it is cut up into smaller pieces and lemon juice is squeeze over as it  tasted rather salty on it own.    
Photo from Wikipedia 

One of the mains: Grilled Seafood Platter.... of course these were  fresh and delicious. 

Greek Salad with feta cheese and olives. 

The Mixed Meat Platter  and there was no way we could finish so much foods. We did what Asians like to do, takeaway (tapau home) the leftovers.  

We were the first customers to arrive for dinner that night. 

long communal tables in this back section of the restaurant for big group gathering  whereas the front portion have smaller individual tables

in case you are wondering how we managed to get our orders, 
it was all done by my Greek brother in law, Bill.
Thank you very much Vicky and Bill for the lovely dinner.